Changing males’ mindset to end gender-based violence stressed
GAIBANDHA, Nov 8: Speakers in a function here on Thursday underscored the need for changing the mindset of males to root out gender-based violence from the family to build a peaceful society.
The males should come forward with the positive attitude and play significant role to prevent gender-based violence against women and adolescents, they said.
They made the comments while addressing an advocacy dialogue on 'Responsibility and Role of Male in Preventing Gender Based Violence' at the conference room of District Collectorate Building here on Thursday afternoon.
BRAC organised the function under Gender Justice and Diversity Programme in cooperation with district administration.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin addressed the function as chief guest while Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Uttam Kumar Roy and Probation Officer of the Department of Social Services Nazmul Hossain were present at the event as special guests. Additional DC (General) Alamgir Kabir Saikat presided over the ceremony.
Among others, Gaibandha Municipality Councillor Tanzimul Islam Peter, and journalist Sarker M Shahiduzzaman also spoke at the function.
Earlier, Gender Technical Manager of GJD programme here Zahidur Rahman made a PowerPoint presentation on the subject through multimedia projector and gave overall activities of the programme.
DC Abdul Matin in his speeches said there is no alternative to build a society free from gender-based violence to achieve the sustainable development goals by 2030 declared by UNDP.
The DC put emphasis on creating much awareness among the males so that they can change their behavioural manner towards females to ensure peace and tranquillity in the family and the society as well.
The DC also urged the women to be more tolerant, respectful and courteous during dealing with the males to get desired behaviour from them.
A series of recommendations and strategies raised by the participants were also adopted during the open discussion to make the programme here a grand success.